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VP-Oncology Services
Leadership | MO-SSM Health Westview Building | Saint Louis, MO | Req #: R57678

Vice President Oncology Services

SSM Health - a nationally recognized Catholic, not-for-profit integrated health system serving Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin is seeking a Vice President of Oncology Services in St. Louis.

To request additional information, confidentially submit your interest, or nominate a fellow colleague, please contact:

Angela Jones

Executive Talent Acquisition

Phone 636-328-3709

VP-Oncology Services R57678

  • Job Description Summary

Leads, manages and evaluates to continuously provide for and improve quality, cost effectiveness and satisfaction with clinical services. Develops short- and long-term strategic goals and plans ensuring alignment with broader organization priorities. Provides leadership vision and guidance to leverage operations within the organization and facilitate goal completion. Oversees the planning, organizing, and directing of activities and projects of various clinical services. Translates initiatives into action plans with appropriate performance measures. Utilizes metrics and organization vision to lead and direct strategic activities. Implements mechanisms and feedback processes to determine customer satisfaction levels. Provides and maintains effective communication with the medical staff, the community, and all levels of supervision and staff. Collaborates with physicians to ensure customer service satisfaction and quality, cost effective patient care. Challenges assumptions and standards of business in an effort to improve overall operational effectiveness and service to organization customers.

  • Job Description


  • Serves as member of the leadership team providing strategic direction on operations. Works effectively as a team member in a dynamic environment and promotes teamwork within and across the organization by maintaining positive relationships and utilizing effective problem solving skills.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with clinical staff. Resolves physician concerns / needs regarding quality of care and operational issues. Participates in administrative council and management team meetings and activities.
  • Develops policies, procedures, and protocols to ensure effective and efficient work flow and operations, integrates strategic plans into daily operations, and ensures compliance with hospital, organization, legal regulations and accrediting groups.
  • Assumes fiscal responsibility for budgetary planning and implementation for assigned areas.
  • Develops, monitors and revises a strategic plan focusing and directing the organization's future course of action. Develops key performance measures and establishes desired levels of performance based on customer requirements, comparative data and best practices. Evaluates performance data and utilizes it for identification of improvement opportunities and to design and improve processes.
  • Oversees the employment, supervision and determination of compensation, consistent with the strategic and financial plan, for all employees of the organization. Coaches and mentors employees. Creates a culture of employee engagement. Organizes departments within the organization through appropriate structure and delegation of functions. Identifies succession planning needs within the organization.
  • Complies with internal and external regulations. Encourages and maintains the integrity and quality of clinical services with the community and medical staff through effective communication, example, and involvement. Sets clear expectations via the planning processes, holds people accountable and verifies outcomes. Identifies and reports, through proper channels, illegal or unethical issues. Stands up for what is right despite potential personal or business consequences.
  • Works in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree


  • Ten years' experience, with five years' in leadership


  • Frequent lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 0-25 lbs.
  • Frequent sitting, standing, walking, reaching and repetitive foot/leg and hand/arm movements.
  • Frequent use of vision and depth perception for distances near (20 inches or less) and far (20 feet or more) and to identify and distinguish colors.
  • Frequent use of hearing and speech to share information through oral communication. Ability to hear alarms, malfunctioning machinery, etc.
  • Frequent keyboard use/data entry.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, kneeling, squatting, twisting and gripping.
  • Occasional lifting/carrying and pushing/pulling objects weighing 25-50 lbs.
  • Rare climbing.

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Why SSM Health

At SSM Health, we are driven by a singular Mission: Through our exceptional health care services, we reveal the healing presence of God. It's a higher calling that binds us. Here, we work together, system and providers alike, to heal the body, mind and spirit of our patients. We are united by a shared commitment to serve through faith, humanity, compassionate care and exceptional medicine.

Employment Benefits

  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plan
  • CME stipends and time
  • Adoption reimbursement
  • And more!
Why SSM Health

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At SSM Health, diversity, equity and inclusion are integral parts of who we are and a reflection of our Mission and values. We believe that workplace diversity is essential to our success. We seek to foster awareness and appreciation of diversity among our patients, employees, physicians, providers, customers and communities.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

Awards & Recognition

SSM Health continues to expand our heritage of healing. We strive to be system-driven by our Mission and a pursuit of continuous improvement. Through this commitment, we’ve established ourselves as a leading integrated health care system in the Midwest — recognized by prestigious regional and national accrediting bodies with awards for performance excellence, quality, technology, safety and patient experience.

Quality of Life

Missouri - Eastern

From the famed Gateway Arch in St. Louis to Kansas City, Missouri is one of the most livable states in the country. The metropolitan area features a large variety of neighborhoods and communities. With an affordable housing market, trendy neighborhoods, and the booming economic landscape this one of the most attractive areas for professionals. Smaller cities like Jefferson City, our capital, and Columbia, home of the University of Missouri, offer vibrant communities buzzing with activity, yet free of the hustle and bustle of larger metropolitan areas.


“This past year has further demonstrated the important and influential role that health care systems can and should play in shaping local communities and society at large,” Joe Hodges, Regional President, SSM Health in Oklahoma. “SSM Health is proud to join this pledge and will continue taking bold steps to ensure better health for all – particularly those who are economically, physically and socially marginalized.”

Collectively, SSM Health and the other Catholic health organizations that have signed the pledge employ nearly a half million people across 46 states and the District of Columbia, and care for almost four million patients annually.

Recognizing that racism is an affront to the core values of Catholic social teaching, CHA members joined in solidarity to promote the common good and seek justice by being actively anti-racist and accountable in effecting positive change in the communities we serve.

Four focus areas

Act for COVID-19 equity: Members commit to ensuring that testing for COVID-19 is available and accessible in minority communities and that new treatments are distributed and used equitably as they become available. Members will also work for prioritization of vaccinations for those individuals and families at higher risk — elder populations and communities of color, including Native American communities.

Enact change across our own health systems: Members are examining how their organizations recruit, hire, promote and retain employees; how they conduct business operations, including visible diversity and inclusivity at the decision, leadership and governance levels; and how they incentivize and hold our leaders accountable.

Advocate for improved health outcomes for minority communities and populations: Members agree to promote and improve the delivery of culturally competent care and oppose policies that exacerbate or perpetuate economic and social inequities, including such issues as education, housing and criminal justice reform.

Strengthen trust with minority communities: Members will continue to foster, strengthen and sustain authentic relationships based on mutually agreed goals to better understand the unique needs of their communities.

Kaiser and other Catholic health care leaders who have signed the pledge recognize that collectively they are in a unique position to bring about overdue change to policies and practices that have allowed systemic racism and health disparities to continue in the United States.

To hold itself and its members accountable, CHA intends to provide updates on the commitment progress annually.